2019 Fall Retreat
Saturday November 16, 2019
“Facing Climate and Nuclear Catastrophes; Acting to Protect Life on Earth”
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church 114 Capital Ave. SE (across from the Washington state capitol) Olympia, WA
The keynote will be “The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption.” Author and journalist Dahr Jamail, on the necessity of listening deeply to the Earth as the planetary crisis accelerates.”
Dahr Jamail is a fourth-generation Lebanese-American journalist, who worked as an independent American reporter in the Middle East. In late 2003, weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people, he went to the Middle East to report on the war himself. Dahr spent more than a year in Iraq, and has also re-ported from Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. He has also reported extensively on veterans’ resistance against US foreign policy, and is now focusing on anthropogenic climate disruption and the environment.
Currently, Dahr lives in Port Townsend, when he is home. He is a feature writer for Truthout (http://truthout.org/) His stories have been published in The Guardian, The Nation, The Huffington Post, and Al Jazeera, among others. In January, 2019, he published the book The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption.
Seeking to replace war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, equality, peace and justice.
Since 1915, the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerning domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience.
Fellows learn about peace and justice issues, nonviolent movement building, and gain skills such as public speaking, group leadership, media development, conducting surveys, public relations, outreach, and lobbying. The Fellows meet individual activists, visit organizations, are introduced to current hot issues, and are mentored by experienced activists, public figures, and community organizers from the Seattle area and beyond. Applicants are accepted from all over the country and are especially encouraged to apply from Washington State. Housing and other assistance can be provided during the training intensive for those not living in the Seattle area.